5 celebs who opened up about their drug or alcohol addiction.
Bollywood celebrities taking drugs or alcohol, we bring to you the story of 5 Bollywood celebrities who have opened up about their addictions and battled it.
5 celebs who opened up about their drug or alcohol addiction
Photo Credit: Instagram5 celebs who opened up about their drug or alcohol addictionKey HighlightsMany Bollywood celebrities have opened up about their alcohol, drug addictionRead on the success story of 5 Bollywood celebs (Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Kapil Sharma, Pooja Bhatt, Manisha Koirala), who dealt with the sameRecently, there has been an ongoing debate on the usage of drugs in the film industry
Every person admits to making mistakes in life. No matter how big or small the error is, it is important that it never gets repeated. Alcohol and drug abuse can kill people and it is better to not just stay away but create awareness on the same. Many Bollywood celebrities whom people consider ideals, have many a time opened up about their once addiction with alcohol and drugs and how they battled it bravely, inspiring many.
Amid the ongoing debate and allegations of a popular actress that 99 percent of people belonging to the film industry consume drugs, we bring to you the success story of 5 celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Kapil Sharma, Pooja Bhatt, Manisha Koirala who braved addiction and are still going strong.
Celebs who dealt with drugs and alcohol
The actor has been mesmerising fans with his filmy performances. However, not many know about his drug addiction. During the release of his film Sanju, the actor had admitted resorting to drugs in his college days. He had shared in an interview with Deccan Chronicle, “I have tried drugs when I was in college and got into bad influence. But I realised that nothing will happen in life if I continue with drugs.” The actor had then realised it was a mistake and spoke about his next two addictions, ‘nicotine’ and ‘sweets’.
It is tough times for the Dutt family since Sanjay was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer. The actor has never shied away from talking about his drug addiction and how he braved it. In an event, Sanjay had shared that there are no drugs in the world that he hasn’t done yet. He had also shared that when his father, late Sunil Dutt took him to a rehabilitation centre in America for treatment, he had ticked on every single box containing names of the drugs that he has tried. And this is what the doctor told Sanjay’s father, “What kind of food do you eat in India? Going by the drugs he did, he should be dead by now!” A glimpse of his drug addiction was also portrayed in his biopic, Sanju.
Best known as the man who rose to fame, fell down and bounced back again, Kapil Sharma is known to make people smile in their darkest times. However, the comedian-actor himself braved through one a few years back. The actor had shared how he was ‘consumed by the bottle’ and decided to stop drinking and deal with his alcoholism when he saw his mother break down. Kapil now is often seen spearheading alcohol and drug-free campaigns.
Pooja had shared that she started drinking at the age of 16 and had turned alcoholic over the years. She often takes to social media to spread awareness messages on drugs and alcoholism. She is now all sober and often shares encouraging posts. Excerpts of a post from one of her ‘sobriety diaries’ could be read, “Two years and 10 months sober today… To any and all of you who are battling your demons and grappling with addiction issues, know that you’re not alone. If I could do it, you can too. And if you flounder or fall, pick yourself up and keep going.”
A cancer survivor herself, she wrote a book on how she dealt with the disease and also penned her stint with alcohol in the book. Encouraging millions, she had shared that many people resort to alcohol for solutions, but that is surely not what it does. She also added that varied people have their own reason for turning alcoholic. In an interview with HT, she had mentioned, “In life, be it relationships or alcohol, we need to be the master of the situation and not the victim.
The tales of these stars are truly inspiring, isn’t it?